How to play flute using free flute sheet music

How to play flute

Holding the Flute

As you might have realised by now, one of the key elements to effectively playing any musical instrument is maintaining a good hand position. So, the same applies to the flute.

In this case, place the flute in a horizontal position such it extends to your right side. Since there are only six holes, let your left hand cover the three upper holes using the index, middle and ring fingers with the palm facing you.

Following the same order but with the palm facing away, your right hand should cover the lower three holes. Whether you are playing or not, you should be able to easily hold the flute in balanced position using your thumbs and index fingers.

Some people may find it easier to memorize and identify the fingerings first and use them to identify the notes on the free flute sheet music.


Getting a Sound

How to play flutePlaying the first note is pretty simple once you have learned how to comfortably balance the flute. It’s basically the sound made when there are no holes covered by the fingers. So, hold the flute with the lower edge of the mouthpiece resting on your bottom lip.

Now firmly round your lips on the mouthpiece and blow a stream of air through the instrument. While doing so, try to control the flow of the air by fluctuating your blowing as you constantly rotate the flute forward and backward until you make a clear and steady tone.

Free flute sheet music notes may appear very complex to the rookie eye, but it doesn’t complicated as it looks. The foundation of the written musical language is the staff. It is made up of five lines and four spaces.


Learning to Breathe

How to play fluteIn order to be able to play the flute properly you have to learn good breath control because like all other wind instruments, the flute requires a lot of air to play.

You cannot hope to hold a note continuous for long without pause if you are not breathing correctly. In fact, if you don’t breathe in the right away, you may end up feeling quite dizzy.

The good news is that there are a number of breathing techniques that can help to remedy most of these breathing difficulties. Two common techniques you can learn are circular breathing and diaphragmatic breathing.

Whatever technique you choose to use know that control is the most important factor. Another tip to keep in mind is to ensure you work on breathing more deeply. Some of the techniques like circular breathing can you help achieve this. However, one thing you want to avoid is taking short, slow breaths when playing the flute.

Although you might not end up mastering all the breathing techniques or even have some respiratory issues that might affect your breathing, as long as you learn how utilize your full lung capacity then you are good to go.

Musical notation is the same. Free flute sheet music notes are written on a music staff and the placement of each note tells which note you have to play and for how long.